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The Book of Totally Useless Information

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Here is enough useless information for everyone. In "The Book of Totally Useless Information," Don Voorhees has compiled over two hundred explanations for the not-so-important questions in life. Why is the sky blue?

Why does orange juice taste funny after you brush your teeth?

Why is a left-handed pitcher known as a "Southpaw"?

Why is the National Hockey League Championship T
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Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 19th 1993 by Carol Publishing Corporation (first published March 1st 1993)
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Caleb Cruz
Oct 03, 2014 Caleb Cruz rated it it was amazing
Have you ever wondered why stainless-steel is stainless? Or even why a score of zero in tennis is called love? If you have, then the Book of Totally Useless Information is for you. Beautifully written by Don Voorhees, the book will answer all of your weird and useless questions. To answer questions that most people don’t know, like why do we yell” Geronimo” when we jump out of planes, the book will tell you all about that, and more. I recommend this book to all of the people who like facts, usel ...more
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May 22, 2014 Ben rated it really liked it
"This book was an unexpected gem. I picked it up off a shelf, and did not expect much from it. This just proved the saying, "you can't judge a book by its cover". I thought it would be a rather dull book, full of stale factoids. Instead I discovered this lively book. It answers questions that I had wondered myself, like the origin of Baby Ruth candy bars and graham crackers.
I have found that one of the most important characteristics of a nonfiction book is voice. This book has a wonderful narra
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Jan 16, 2016 Berslon Pank rated it did not like it
There's a lot of stuff in here that is just wrong.
Nate Jordon
Apr 28, 2011 Nate Jordon rated it liked it
Well . . . I found the bit about Scottish kilts quite useful indeed.
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